March 24, 2010
Senior Marissa Gagliardi of the women's bowling team has been named the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/SHU Sstudent athlete of the week for March 15-21. The senior compiled a team high 20.6 frame average as Sacred Heart rolled its way to the 2010 NEC Championship.
After starting the tournament in the leadoff position head coach Becky Kregling moved her into the important fourth spot in the baker lineup beginning the second match. Battling chronic knee problems Gagliardi filled 44 of 48 frames (91%) and converted 88% of her spares including 100% of her single pin attempts.
In the championship match she threw 24 consecutive strikes or 9-spares on the toughest NCAA lane condition. The team recovered from a 3-1 deficit to eventually win the NEC crown by the score of 4 - 3.5 via a five frame tiebreaker.